No grounding rod

Ive seen this on several new houses. Am I missing something new. I always thought they should be attached to a grounding rod.

Yeah I saw one just going into the dirt today. I wrote it up as improper. Any comments?

Phil, that might be a tail for the intersystem bonding for the phone and cable TV systems.

I agree, and in the past that was an acceptable method of providing an attachment point for the bonding connection. Now under the 2008 or 2011 NEC an intersystem bonding terminal would be required. From EC&M item #13:

http://ecmweb.com/images/711ecmCSfig16.jpg

Thanks guys the house 2 days ago was new and i noted it. yesterday the house was 2 years old check the house next to it and it was the same did not note it. wanted some input first.